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8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
2 PAX MINIMUM
In Ireland, every season has its charm. Who doesn’t love the warmth of summer sunshine or those crisp spring days where the earth feels like it’s awakening under your feet. But fall and winter are just as much fun and traveling during these off-peak times means fewer crowds and more time to soak up that famous Irish welcome!
Meet & greet upon arrival
Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Dublin at Academy Plaza Hotel or similar
2 nights in Kerry at Randles Court Hotel or similar
1 night in Limerick at George Hotel or similar
2 nights in Galway at Clayton Hotel or similar
8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Visit Blarney Castle
Visit Blarney Wooden Mils
Visit Ring of Kerry
Visit Cliffs of Moher
Tour of Burren Region
Tour of Galway City
Visit Galway Cathedral
Cruise along Lough Corrib
Visit Kylemore Abbey
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
Travel Style: Shared
Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy
Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.
Physical Rating: 2 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.
Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included
Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels
Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, and laundry, etc.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center.
Following breakfast, depart Ireland’s Capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. You will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never be lost for words again. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.
After breakfast. Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the River Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend for over 7km. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a strange & unique region in Europe; it is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare, with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. But the Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves like Ailwee.
Optional excursion available at additional cost: Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle | $68 per person
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Raite River in County Clare. The Earl was known for his generosity and his lavish entertainment and banquets. The entertainment today is provided by the superb Bunratty Singers & is a fitting complement to the lively mead reception, a four-course meal, and of course good wine. Guests are invited to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the splendor of this magnificent castle & take a true step back in time to Medieval Ireland.
Travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next, enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.
Travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Enjoy some time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920.
Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival in Dublin, you will first explore the north side of the city which offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals.
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This is a state-of-the-art interactive experience located in the beautiful vaults of the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern-day.
Optional excursion available at additional cost: Evening Entertainment at Taylor’s Three Rock or similar | $68 per person
Visit this lively pub in Rathfarnham for an excellent night of music and dance. A ballad group will regale visitors with ballads both happy and sad and will (after a few pints) have visitors singing along with them. The music is interrupted for a short while to enjoy the best of Irish Dancing guaranteed to get feet tapping. Visitors will later be sent into the night with fond memories of a memorable night in a Dublin Pub.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.
The elegant Killarney Randles Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Killarney town center and offers a pool and spa.
Boasting marble bathrooms, the spacious, individually designed guestrooms each include free WiFi, tea/coffee trays, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a CD player. Some of the rooms offer partial mountain views.
There is a 66 foot pool, steam room and sauna for guests to relax in, while the Zen Day Spa offers luxurious treatments using Flourish Organic range. Killarney Racecourse and the INEC Conference Center are both one mile away.
With seafood specials, The Conservatory and the Terraced Gardens feature an elaborate menu served throughout summer in the outdoor dining area offering countryside views. Dinner is also possible at the Fermoy Suite and Checkers Restaurant.
Lough Leane and Killarney National Park are both a 5-minute drive from the hotel. There are several golf courses in the area and free parking is available at Killarney Randles Hotel.
Just off O’Connell Street, Academy Plaza Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Connolly Train Station. The hotel features stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, a small fitness room and a beauty salon.
The modern bedrooms at the Academy Plaza Hotel are decorated in rich colors. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, work desks and marble-finished bathrooms.
Plaza Bar & Grill serves traditional dishes using fresh local produce. Plaza Bar and Grill offers a variety of teas and coffees. Guests can enjoy traditional full Irish and continental breakfast in Oscars Restaurant, which is located within the hotel.
The Temple Bar district is a 10-minute walk away and the hotel has a 24-hour reception.
Trinity College and Dublin Castle are within a 10-minute walk. There is an air coach stop at the Academy Plaza.
The George is a boutique hotel on O’Connell Street in Limerick city center. It has air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, and a restaurant serving Italian cuisine.
Elegant and stylish, each room is decorated in unique browns and greens, while beds feature mahogany headboards and solid wood bedside units with reading lamps. Rooms also offer LCD satellite TV, a cafetiere and specialty teas, and a modern private bathroom.
The George Boutique Hotel is well located for exploring Limerick, and is walking distance from restaurants and shops. King John’s Castle is about 0.6 mi away.
Within the hotel, The George Bar is cozy and stylish, and has a wide drinks menu. Each bedroom has Egyptian linens, stylish furniture and LCD TVs. From the 7th floor you can enjoy panoramic views across Limerick.
This contemporary hotel with leisure facilities, free parking and free internet access is opposite the racecourse, close to Galway city. Clayton Hotel Galway is also located close to all major Galway business parks: IDA Galway Business & Technology Park, Parkmore Business Park, Briarhill Business Park and Ballybrit Business Park.
The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV, a desk and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a hair dryer.
In the evenings, relax in the comfortable Enclosure Bar, which serves drinks and bar snacks. Head to the restaurant to sample fine Galway cuisine.
Clayton Hotel’s leisure center has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Service at Clayton Hotel is precise, friendly and of a high standard.
Some useful info about our tours (land packages).
UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
All tours and entrance fees are included
All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates
A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates
Price are based on double occupancy
Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.
All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
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